Asia-Pacific Health Industries 2016: Keeping You Up-To-Date With The Latest Developments

Asia-Pacific Health Industries Newsletter 2016: Keeping You Up-To-Date With The Latest Developments

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
In recent years there has been a shift in the nature of healthcare, i.e., from reactive to preventative. An integral component of this shift has been the emergence of personalised medicine. Personalised medicine is a model that segments patients by risk of developing a specific disease, based on their genetic profile. This includes, molecular diagnosis and use of biomarkers to segment populations. […] Read more

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

by KPMG
This is an era of unprecedented change for the insurance sector. New technologies, new customer expectations, new regulations and new competitive pressures are rapidly disrupting the traditional insurance business model. In this environment, insurance organizations have no choice but to adapt. The good news is that the vast majority of insurance executives intuitively know they need to be more innovative. […] Read more

Global Oil And Gas Transactions Review 2015

Global Oil And Gas Transactions Review 2015

by Ernst & Young
The dramatic drop in both crude oil and natural gas prices across the year combined with a high level of uncertainty about their future trajectory challenged oil and gas merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2015. Crude oil prices, which began the year at US$55 per barrel (Brent), declined to US$37 per barrel by December, the lowest level since May 2004 with natural gas prices experiencing a similar journey. […] Read more

Asia-Pacific Health Industries 2015: Keeping You Up-To-Date With The Latest Developments

Asia-Pacific Health Industries Newsletter 2015

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
There is no other sector as important as health. Health matters to each of us as individuals. It is our most precious and valuable asset and connects us all like no other. Health also matters to society. It lies at the heart of our economic, political, social and environmental prosperity and is now the world’s largest industry – with a value and cost three times greater than the banking sector. […] Read more

‘Protectionism’ In M&A: A Mixed Picture

Figure 2 Some practical considerations

by Allen & Overy
When a national ‘champion’ is at stake, lively political and media debate often follows, sometimes even where the sector involved is not particularly ‘sensitive’. This is unsurprising in markets facing slow economic growth and, more recently, there has been an interesting interplay between expanding sanctions regimes and policy in this area. […] Read more

Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook: Australian Financial Review Special Report July 2014

Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook: Australian Financial Review Special Report July 2014

by KPMG
There is nothing like an M&A boom to make bankers and advisers happy, which explained the jovial mood around the table at the KPMG/AFR M&A roundtable. Buoyed by Thomson Reuters figures showing US69.5 billion ($73.8 billion) of mergers and acquisitions in the first half – the strongest first half since 2011, and twice the activity of the same period last year – M&A players see the strong market continuing until the end of the year. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Australia 2014

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Australia 2014

by KPMG
The Australian tax system is subject to ongoing legislative change and contains complex rules that, together with commercial and legal considerations, affect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in Australia. Several significant developments in tax law have occurred since the last edition of this publication. […] Read more

A Brave New World: The Climate For Chinese M&A Abroad

A Brave New World: The Climate For Chinese M&A Abroad

by Economist Intelligence Unit
Among the many signs of China’s increasing economic power has been a surge in the number of Chinese companies seeking to buy assets overseas. In 2009, while developed economies remained mired in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Chinese companies made a record number of crossborder acquisitions — some 298 in total. Much of China’s investment has been welcomed by cash-strapped Western companies that would be hard-pressed to survive without it. […] Read more

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities And Risks

Figure 1 Attractiveness of regions as M&A destinations

by Marsh, Mercer, Kroll
Emerging market corporations are now more confident in their pursuit of M&A. Chinese, Indian and Russian companies have been prolific in venturing outside their domestic markets to do deals, demonstrating that they are well-managed, efficient and globally competitive. Many of them have recently had initial public offerings on stock exchanges – not so much to raise capital as to demonstrate greater transparency, dispel perceptions of reputational issues and effectively pave the way for future M&A deals. […] Read more

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